BBC Radio 6 has ranked the top 20 sad songs of all time.
- The Smiths - I Know It's Over
- Bowling For Soup - Girl All The Bad Guys Want
- REM - Everybody Hurts
- The Cure - Pictures Of You
- Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
- Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
- Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
- Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
- Blur - This Is A Low
- The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
- Tori Amos - China
- Portishead - Glory Box
- Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
- Mercury Rev - The Dark Is Rising
- Lou Reed - Pale Blue Eyes
- Spiritualized - Stop Your Crying
- The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
- Faithless - Insomnia
- Polyphonic Spree - Light And Day
Obviously the list is a little Brit-centric, but it's not half bad. They're right about "Everybody Hurts", "Fake Plastic Trees", "Comfortably Numb" and "Under the Bridge". I wonder where Nirvana's "All Apologies" is? Note to self: create top 10 sad songs list for site.
Seeing "Don't Give Up" on the list reminded me of a cheesy local show we had here in Toronto a while back. It was hosted by this flake named Ziggy Lorenc who lived in a pink house. I'm not sure where Ziggy is these days, but I met her at the Runnymede subway station one day about 12 years ago and she was very sweet. She always ended her cheesy love show with the video for Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush's "Don't Give Up". My brothers and I always referred to it as "The Hug Song" because the two singers essentially hugged for the entire video.
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